After details about the game were leaked prior to the weekend, EA Sports has dropped the first official trailer for their latest Star Wars video game, Star Wars: Squadrons.
According to reports, Star Wars: Squadrons will have a relatively short campaign and will instead focus on online multiplayer play, similar to the Battlefront franchise (Battlefront 2, released in 2017, also has aerial combat game modes).
Star Wars: Squadrons follows last year’s hit Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which was a campaign-focused game that starred Cameron Monaghan as young Jedi Cal Kestis.
Here’s the official synopsis for the game, via EA:
Buckle up, take full control of starfighters such as the X-wing and TIE fighter, and feel the adrenaline of strategic first-person 5v5 multiplayer dogfights alongside your squadron.
In a fateful campaign set near the conclusion of the Galactic Civil War, learn what it means to be a pilot in a thrilling STAR WARS™ single-player story. The New Republic fights for freedom. The Empire demands order. We need you to join the galaxy’s finest.
In addition to today’s trailer reveal, further details about the game will be shared during the EA Play event on June 18, where EA will be premiering the gameplay in Star Wars: Squadrons.
Star Wars: Squadrons, which will cost $39.99, will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 2, 2020. It will not be released on PlayStation 5 of Xbox One.
Star Wars: Squadrons Game Details, via EA
ALL WINGS REPORT IN – Plan skirmishes with your squadron in the briefing room before taking off to the evolving battlefields across the galaxy. Compete in intense 5v5 multiplayer dogfights or unite with your squadron to tip the scales in monumental fleet battles. Together, you’re the galaxy’s finest.
MASTER LEGENDARY STARFIGHTERS – Take control of different classes of starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets – including the agile A-wing and the devastating TIE bomber. Modify your ship, divert the power between its systems, and destroy your opponents in strategic space dogfights.
GET IN THE COCKPIT – The cockpit is your home. Use its dashboards to your advantage and – with just a thin hull of metal and glass between you and the perils of space – feel the intensity of combat from a first-person perspective. Take off in thrilling multiplayer modes and a unique single-player Star Wars story, which covers a key campaign near the conclusion of the Galactic Civil War. Immerse yourself in the pilot’s seat completely with the option to play the entirety of Star Wars: Squadrons in Virtual Reality on PlayStation 4 and PC.
THE MISSION IS CLEAR – Star Wars: Squadrons is a fully self-contained experience from day one, where you earn rewards through play. Climb the ranks and unlock new components like weapons, hulls, engines, shields, and cosmetic items in a clear path for progression that keeps gameplay fresh and engaging.
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